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Welcome to the BBFC Media Centre.  Here you can access BBFC Media Releases.

For all enquiries please contact Catherine Anderson,  Head of Communications. 

Tel: 0207 440 3285 Out of hours: 07946 423719 E-mail: canderson@bbfc.co.uk

For media requests regarding access to BBFC Archive files please let us have a list of the film titles you would like to research, along with their release dates. It helps us find the relevant documents for you if you are able to  give detail relating to the research being undertaken, or your reasons for the enquiry. We will then check the availability of each file and contact you to arrange an appointment for you to view the records at the BBFC.  The BBFC is not able to undertake any research into the contents of files on behalf of the media. 

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Online Music Video Age Rating Pilot Moves To Next Phase

26/03/2015

The BPI and BBFC, in partnership with Vevo and You Tube, and UK record companies Sony Music UK, Universal Music UK and Warner Music UK, can announce that age ratings are now being displayed on the music videos they upload to digital service providers Vevo and YouTube. 

BBFC introduces new Classification Framework to help keep content on mobile phones suitable for under-12s

18/03/2015

The self-regulatory partnership between EE and the BBFC brings trusted, transparent and consistent BBFC standards to content accessed via the mobile network helping to protect younger children by restricting certain unsuitable content for under 12’s.   

BBFC publish new research into public attitudes to glamour content on mobile devices

24/02/2015

The BBFC has been the provider of the Mobile Classification Framework used by Mobile Network Operators in the UK to calibrate their filters since September 2013. This Classification Framework, along with the policies that underpin it, is consistent with the standards used to classify film and...

BBFC supports Rotary Red Carpet Gala Screening to raise funds for isolated elderly across Hampshire and Dorset

12/02/2015

Thanks to sponsorship from the BBFC, and to the generosity of 20th Century Fox and the University of Southampton and the University’s Students’ Union, who are freely providing the screening, all of the money raised from tickets and corporate sponsorship will be granted through Age UK Southampton...

BBFC launch 12A cinema advert

29/07/2014

The BBFC has released a new advert to help increase awareness of what the 12A cinema rating means. In 2013 the BBFC found that 75%  of the British public understand that a film rated 12A is generally suitable for children aged 12 and over, but a younger child may see the film if accompanied by an...

BBFC Annual Report 2013

17/07/2014

British Board of Film Classification see digital growth, measure public trust and launch new education resources in 2013

BBFC gives a U rating to Hopster TV and learning app for children

13/03/2014

The British Board of Film Classification (BBFC) has awarded a U classification to Hopster, a subscription based TV and learning app for children aged 2-6.

The BBFC supports Safer Internet Day 2014 with guides for selecting age appropriate films online

11/02/2014

To support Safer Internet Day the British Board of Film Classification (BBFC) is providing videos, articles and games to help guide parents and children in choosing age appropriate films to stream or download.

The BBFC reveals what children know about age ratings as they announce the winners of their children’s CBBFC poster competition

30/01/2014

The British Board of Film Classification (BBFC) has announced the winners of its CBBFC poster competition.The competition marked the launch of the BBFC’s new website for children, CBBFC and challenged children to create illustrations for a new poster showing their families and friends visiting the...

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